By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are searching for the suspects responsible for committing ten armed robberies that took place over the weekend, seven of which occurred in less than 24 hours.
In the first incident, shortly after 9am on Friday, a woman was walking on Pigeon Plumb Street, when a man armed with a handgun approached and stole her cell phone and handbag before fleeing on foot.
In the second incident, shortly after 2pm that same day, a man was driving his public service bus on Lazaretto Road, when two male passengers, armed with handguns, robbed him and three passengers of cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot.
In the third incident, just nine hours later at 11pm, two women were about to enter their home located at Passion Drive, when a man armed with a handgun approached them and robbed them of their handbags and cell phones before fleeing on foot.
Then shortly after midnight on Saturday, a man was about to enter his home located on Bethel Avenue, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of cash and a watch before fleeing on foot.
A short while later, shortly before 2am Saturday, a man was walking in the area of Hay and East Streets, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of cash and a gold chain before fleeing on foot.
Then shortly after 9am, a woman was attempting to make a deposit at a bank on Shirley Street, when a man armed with a handgun approached her and robbed her of a deposit bag containing cash. The man then fled the scene in a Honda CRV vehicle license number 216616, police said.
Hours later, shortly after 4pm Saturday, a man was sitting in his taxi at a location off Yamacraw Hill Road, when two men armed with handguns approached and robbed him of cash before fleeing in a grey Nissan vehicle.
Then shortly after 7.30pm, two men armed with handguns robbed a convenience store located on Malcolm Road of a small amount of cash before fleeing on foot.
Then around 10pm, a woman was in front of her home located on Hospital Lane, when three men armed with handguns approached and robbed her of her blue 2007 Suzuki Liana car, license plate number 188743, before speeding off.
In the final incident, shortly after 10pm Saturday, a woman was sitting in her 1996 Toyota Corolla, license plate number 131210, in front of a home located on Bellot Road, when three men in a white Nissan car armed with handguns approached her and robbed her of her vehicle before speeding off.
Investigations are continuing.